THE BLOG

Preparation, Dedication, Application

27/06/2013 14:33 BST | Updated 27/08/2013 10:12 BST
Getty

I am currently training full time as well as writing a book and I am studying for a degree, in this sense my time is very limited and as a result I have developed effective strategies over time to maximize my time management and overcome various goals in a given period. The title above refers to the formula of success which I apply to my training camps and virtually every other task I undertake which requires a large amount of effort.

Preparation

The initial intelligence gathering phase of a training camp begins by breaking down the challenge in it's entirety into simple steps which can be used as a pathway to eventual completion of a given task. Put simply this roadmap is a template to which a training camp will be undertaken. Personally I construct timetables which I follow on a day to day basis which underlines the training I will have to undertake day to day. I also research and gather information from external sources which will help improve my training. The preparation phase is the foundation blocks of a successful training program, without a dedicated period of preparation all subsequent action will be misdirected, unorganized and ultimately ineffective .

Dedication:

The secondary phase of the formula is the hardest and is often the one which serves to undermine and destroy a successful training camp. After a period of preparation, installing a sustained course of dedicated action serves to fulfill the obligations of whatever demands I set myself during the preparation phase. In short this section refers to the "grind" of actually going ahead and undertaking a training regime. Many people fall down at this phase because they have set inadequate and unrealistic short term goals which often results in repeated failures and a decrease in motivation. A dedicated period of training largely ignores the ultimate long term target and instead focuses on daily short term stepping stones which lead to the ultimate goal.

Application:

The third and final phase of a training camp is the application stage. In this stage the combined nature of a the preparatory and dedicatory phases should of adequately prepared me for the ultimate challenge I originally set out to complete. Through vigourous, logical and systematic periods of training, the event itself should merely be an exhibition of the things I have learnt during the training camp rather then a monumental struggle.